field-strip

[ feeld-strip ]

verb (used with object),field-stripped or (Rare) field-stript, field-strip·ping.Military.
  1. to take apart (a weapon) for cleaning, lubrication, and repair or for inspection.

  2. to roll up the paper and scatter the tobacco of (a cigarette butt).

Origin of field-strip

1
First recorded in 1945–50

Words Nearby field-strip

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How to use field-strip in a sentence

  • I can now field strip and reassemble every one of your blasted gadgets in the dark.

    Deathworld | Harry Harrison